NCDP Statement on New Congressional Maps

Raleigh – North Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin released the following statement after the legislature approved new congressional maps and admitted that the maps were “set up to be partisan“:

“This new map is just more of the same, replacing one of the most blatant partisan gerrymanders in the country with another extreme partisan gerrymander. The only way to ensure free and fair elections in North Carolina is to take the power to draw district lines out of the hands of partisan politicians. We hope the courts will step in to protect every North Carolinians’ right to make the voice heard and remain steadfast in our commitment to enacting an independent, nonpartisan commission to draw future lines.”